Honors Seminar: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
3 UnitsSame As: FMS 489
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This seminar studies the work of Alfred Hitchcock from the perspective of the key concepts in film theory. Students will investigate the films and criticism of one of the greatest and strangest directors, the self-styled master of suspense. This seminar takes a close reading of Hitchcock' s most important films and the most significant writing on the director' s work. For students interested in film, media, art, literature, and the humanities, the course examines Hitchcock' s visual style, thematic concerns, and directorial techniques, and introduces the major critical approaches to cinema studies. Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students. Details about the Honors Program can be found in the front of the Catalog and on the CRC website. This course is the same as FMS 489, and only one may be taken for credit.